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Is it possible for emergency brake to stay partially on and still be able to drive?

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โˆ™ 2015-07-17 17:32:38

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Yes, but with damage to the brake system.

OH YES - IF the Emergency brake is adjusted 2 tight or partically on YES-BUT (Sometimes) it will cause the brakes 2 Grab & can cause premature wear on the pads or shoes.

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